Fast Running Facets

CB Avalanche Center CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 01/26/2022
Name: Keitha Kostyk

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: NE aspect on Schulkill Ridge

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Avalanche-ish :) made ski cut in the new snow just under the high point on the ridge. Ski cut produced a little sluff that, when it rolled over a cliff band, picked up some momentum and more snow and ran really far, really slow. We were anticipating maybe a little movement with the new snow, but we’re surprised by how far it ran.
Weather: Calm, cold, sunny, pretty darn splendid.
Snowpack: Stable, supportive, no signs of instability other than the fast running facets.

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